First poll shows Obamacare sinking Sink campaign

William Patrick
Jan 20, 2014 5:00 AM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Call him a long shot, call him an underdog or call him crazy. But according to, little known David Jolly is up four points over Alex Sink in the Pinellas County special election race to fill the late Bill Young‘s U.S. House seat.

The poll surveyed 1,278 District 13 registered voters on Jan. 15, the day after Jolly won the GOP primary. The margin of error is +/- 2.7 percent.

Despite Sink’s clear name-recognition advantage, the great equalizer evidenced in the poll was the candidates’ position on the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.